Maine Farm Days 2014

Wednesday and Thursday

a part of the KCSWCD website

page updated 08/13/2014

The dates for 2014 have been  scheduled for Wednesday & Thursday August 20-21, 2014.  See you there....

 

Come and join us at Maine Farm Days  August 20 and 21.  Preparations are nearly complete. The brochure is now available which includes a list of the various competitions.

Once again it will be at Misty Meadows Farm in Clinton.

 

The following materials are now available.

 

--2014 Brochure here.

 

--A new vendor contract is available for 2014.   2014 CONTRACT here.

 

-- Here is a map & directions.

 

--  And here is a schedule of Soil Health workshops presented over the two days.  All of them are work one Nutrient Management Continuing Ed Credit.
WEDNESDAY - 8/20  
  Presenter Title
10:00 - 11:00 Lauchlin Titus Cover Crops for Soil Health and Nutrient Management
11:15 - 12:15 NRCS Soil Health 101 and NRCS Practices
1:00 - 2:00 Rick Kersbergen Cover Crop Strategies for No-Till Corn
2:00 - 3:00 Caragh Fitzgerald Cover Crops on Vegetable Farms:  Choosing, Planting, and Managing Them
     
THURSDAY - 8/21    
  Presenter Title
9:00 - 10:00 Caragh Fitzgerald Cover Crops on Vegetable Farms:  Choosing, Planting, and Managing Them
10:00 - 11:00 Lauchlin Titus Cover Crops for Soil Health and Nutrient Management
11:00 - 12:00 NRCS Soil Health 101 and NRCS Practices
1:00 - 2:00 Rick Kersbergen Cover Crop Strategies for No-Till Corn

 

 

The brochure and workshop schedule are noted above. There are  "Pesticide Credits" available through the UMaine Cooperative Extension Service if you need those. The workshops will cover issues of
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Pest and Weed Identification,

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Plant Diseases,

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Forage Quality,

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Integrated Pest Management,

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Pesticide Storage

 

 Maine Farm Days at Misty Meadows in Clinton.

 

For those of you who use Facebook, you may want to follow the news about the Maine Farm Days event through that system of communications. Check it out.

 

 

 

 

 

2014 POSTER CONTEST

ALL AGES WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE

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MUST CONTAIN ORIGINAL ARTWORK AND BE IN COLOR

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MUST BE SUBMITTED ON A 11X14 POSTER PAPER

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MUST HAVE AN AG THEME RELATED TO “MAINE FARM DAYS”

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MUST BE AN AGRICULTURAL THEME RELATED TO FARM DAYS

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MUST BE SUBMITTED BY AUGUST 15, 2014, NO EXCEPTIONS

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ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON

POSTER WILL BECOME PROPERTY OF MAINE FARM DAYS

CASH PRIZE OF $100 TO WINNER.

WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT MAINE FARM DAYS

 

MAIL POSTER TO                MAINE FARM DAYS;  71 MCKENNEY RD;   CLINTON, MAINE  04927

PLEASE INCLUDE WITH POSTER

NAME, ADDRESS, TELEPHONE NUMBER AND AGE

 

2014 WHOOPIE PIE AND PIE CONTEST

 

JUNIOR DIVISION AGE 12-18

ADULT DIVISION AGE 19-99

PIE MUST BE APPLE, BAKED IN DISPOSABLE PAN  (PIES ARE NOT RETURNED) AND MUST INCLUDE ORIGINAL RECIPE WHEN SUBMITTED. MUST SUBMIT 3 WHOOPIE PIES INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED MUST INCLUDE THE ORIGINAL RECIPE WHEN SUBMITTED

CASH PRIZES FOR THE TOP 3 IN EACH DIVISION         $100, $50 & $25

ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON FOR EACH CATEGORY

$5.00 REGISTRATION FEE FOR EACH CONTEST OF PIE AND WHOOPIE PIE

AUGUST 20, 2014

 REGISTRATION AT 11:00 JUDGING AT 1:00

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 426-8589 OR 426-8586

 

VEGETABLE EXHIBITS IN 2014

ENTRIES ACCEPTED FROM 4-6 PM ON TUESDAY 8/19

MUST BE GROWN BY EXHIBITOR

NUMBER OF VEGETABLES/EXHIBIT ARE AS FOLLOWS

    Green Beans                12

    Broccoli                        1 head

    Cucumbers, Pickling    4

    Peppers, Sweet            3

    Carrots                        6

ONLY 1 ENTRY PER CATEGORY

AWARDS ARE:  1st place = $4;  2nd place = $3;  3rd place = $2

 

ENTRIES NEED TO BE PICKED UP BY 3 PM THURSDAY WHEN PRIZE MONEY WILL BE AVAILABLE.

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In 2014 CLINTON – Maine Farm Days is scheduled for August 20 & 21. The event will be at Misty Meadows Farm on the Hill Road in Clinton Maine.  The event will run from 9 am to 4 pm daily. 

Admission is free and open to the public.  

The event includes activities for both farmers and non-farmers alike.  Including a range of agribusiness exhibits’, equipment dealers, wagon tours, children’s learning center, craft tent, farmers market and educational speakers and presentations. It is an extravaganza of animals, farm information, interesting people, equipment, food and entertaining displays.

 

More information check this website in the coming months or 'friend' Maine Farm Days on facebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information on the 2014 Maine Farm Days contact:

Dale Finseth

Kennebec County SWCD

21 Enterprise Dr. Suite #1

Augusta, ME 04330

207-622-7847 ext. 3

or e-mail at   Dale@kcswcd.org 

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